As I said previously, we ended up ordering a whole new chair mechanism, a six pack, and a new memory and control box with harness for our inoperable driver's captain chair. We had to dismantle it completely into 3 pieces to be able to access the guts, made much more difficult by the fact we couldn't move it. So while waiting we accomplished another item on our list.
We have a 50 amp power cord that powers in and out. When retracting it piles the cord in a "bucket", and after 12 years and going in and out who knows how many times the cord was showing signs of wear, abrasions, and internal twisting of the wires, time for a new one. Now they come in several lengths, 36', 45', 50', so it was a simple affair to pull it out all the way, measure it, and then estimate how much wire was inside the coach running to our transfer switch. Doing that we ordered a 36' power cord. We wanted a longer cord but we didn't think there would be enough room in the bucket to hold that much. A few challenges came up, of course, accessibility being the biggest. Our transfer switch is fairly easy to get to as long as I contorted myself to get in the basement, keep from stabbing myself in the head with sharp corners, and turning, sitting mostly to get to it. From there it was a piece of cake:-)
|The big gray container is the "bucket"|
|The transfer switch. The top big wire is the power cord,|
the bottom comes from the generator
|A contorted me after removing the cord|
|The hole in the bucket and most of the tangle|
|New cord almost in|
Got it all installed, and found out we couldn't reach our power receptacle! Short by about 2 feet. So I quickly made an extension cord from a good section of the old cord and we were back in business.
|Our extension cord|
We had a rainy day to break things up so I took advantage of that time and was able to tie some more flies.
|Pretty productive couple hours|
|Our work station with the new six pack|
|Reworking the harness|
|All packed into the six pack|
|Some of the wires in the seat itself|
|Jan helping to feed wires and bolts into position|
|Jan working to get the last bolts in|
|This gives you an idea of the rat's nest of wires|